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Ritch & Conolly attorneys are experts in Family Law, Divorce and Children Law and provide a full range of services which have the client at the centre of our work.

Family Law Services

We are highly experienced in dealing with clients with diverse situations and needs. The list below gives you an idea of just some of the services included. The services are tailored to your requirements and we deal with you on a one to one basis, to get the best result for your particular situation.

Divorce and Separation

The breakdown of a relationship can be very difficult time for a client. Whether it is the ending of a marriage or co-habitation, it is vital to seek legal advice. We work with clients to help them move on with life, in the knowledge that are being supported by an expert legal team who has their interests at heart. We deal with a range of issues, including:

• Separation Agreements
• Divorce
• Foreign Divorce
• Annulment
• Child Custody & Family Maintenance Payments
• Pension and Property Rights
• Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

Contact, Residence, Child Abduction

Contact arrangements can be difficult to agree and enforce. We have the experience you need to support you in relation to access, whether it is to represent you in a family law case or aid in the setting up of and enforcement of access arrangements.
As experienced practitioners in the area of the Children Law, we know the intricacies of the law in terms of residence and contact cases, the establishment of parental responsibility and the rights of extended family members, including grandparents.


At Ritch & Conolly we work with clients to come up with real situations around maintenance, whether these are in the area of meditation and negotiation, or in formal legal cases. We work on getting the best possible outcome for you or your family. As members of the Family Law Bar Association, we are also at the forefront of developments in the area.

Cases in relation to Domestic Violence

We know that people who experience domestic violence also experience trauma and fear. The team at Ritch & Conolly have both the sensitivity and expert legal knowledge to help. All of our staff are experienced in dealing with clients with compassion. We have the legal expertise to guide you through any process with care and confidentiality.

Property and Assets

You may need our Family Law services in relation to the family home or assets which you may share or have shared with a partner or spouse. We will work with you in determining your rights or responsibilities and in securing the best outcome for you in this regard.


We can advise and help you through the complicated realm of the implications of divorce or rights to assets following the death of an interested party. We can also assist on determining any rights to pensions or windfalls in relation to a former partner.

Child Welfare & Protection

Whether you are a parent, full time carer for a child, a relation or an interested party, we know that child welfare and protection will be at the forefront of your thoughts. If you are separated or divorced or if you have concerns about a specific child, you can contact us to discuss any aspect of child welfare or protection. It may be that you want a greater say in a child’s education or that you may have concern about a child close to you. We provide services in a vast array of areas including:

• Protection of Children in the Care of someone else
• Care Orders & Emergency or Voluntary Care Orders
• Concern about a Child’s Health or Wellbeing
• Child Abduction by a Parent
• Bringing a Child Abroad
• Holiday Arrangements
• Schooling or Upbringing of a Child
• Right of Parents or Guardians outside of Marriage or Co-habitation

Ritch & Conolly have vast experience in dealing with Social Services and the Family Courts. We also have developed relationships with Social Workers, Educational Services and the Police. Whatever your query in relation to child welfare or protection, we have the skills and experience in the area to give you the most up to date and expert advice.